6 Week Hand Building course

Ahhh, hand building! Before ceramicists invented the wheel, hand building was the only way to go - so let's step back in time!

Get those mitts ready to form something out of clay! This technique includes three main techniques and forming methods: pinching, coiling and slab building. Once you're familiar with these, you can make just about anything out of clay. Let your imagination run wild!

This six week hand building course is a great introduction to working with clay. This course will include:

  • An introduction to clay
  • Weighing and preparing your clay (wedging)
  • Learning different hand building techniques (including pinching, coiling and slab rolling)
  • Exploring surface textures and details
  • Looking at surface decoration techniques using colourful slips and simple glazes

Approximately 6-8 weeks after the course, you will have a selection of beautiful handmade ceramics to take home with you and show off with pride. (Please note: things may take a little longer to be fired and glazed especially during winter months or busy periods).

This class is perfect for those who are absolute beginners or anyone just keen to give this a go, your host will welcome you with open arms.

The Pot Project's 6 Week Hand Building course runs for 6 weeks on Mondays or Tuesdays. Once you have chosen your start date and time, your course will run on that same day and time for the next 6 weeks.

Please, keep in mind, the host’s unable to hold onto your finished products for longer than 2 months after your collection message has been sent. If you haven’t heard from them about collecting within 6-8 weeks after your experience, please get in touch with them directly

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £180

What people are saying

Kirsten Zenner
Mar 2023

Fun course that offers an easy introduction to pottery but without being too structured or prescr...

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Holly Paris
Feb 2022

Convivial experience with good people in a cool space. Very relaxing and enjoyable

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Your host's priority is to keep their customers and members safe. They ask that everyone attending any of our classes adheres to the current government guidelines
  • If you are unwell or have any symptoms of coronavirus, or have come into contact with anyone who has developed symptoms - please stay home and notify The Pot Project immediately

On the day

  • Whats included: use of equipment, clay, slip, glazes & firings
  • Please bring old clothes, an apron and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Please have trimmed nails, your hands will be your primary tools
  • It can be tricky finding your host as they are tucked away. The Pot Project is on the left-hand side of the driveway, next to My Awareness Yoga Studio. The easiest way to find your host is using google maps (when you see the building with a red graffiti mural you've found them).

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Chloe Lee

Chloe was first introduced to working with clay by ceramicist Potty Joy from Devon. Inspired by this, Chloe went on to further her learning by taking throwing lessons and self-teaching. Since then, she's gone on to teach a variety of workshops, including ones for people with disabilities.

This creative has also been making and selling work for the last two years through her business, Get Ya Pots Out. Chloe is passionate about celebrating the beauty in all bodies and making ceramics an accessible space for all to enjoy.

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